I wasn't planning on posting tonight, as I got hardly anything done in my garden today besides watering. I was busy all day helping the folks.
That was until I got a few comments on my Monsanto post. At first I had to laugh that I got someone reading that vehemently opposed my views and opinions. Then I just HAD to post. I needed to say that I truly believe that I have an open mind and appreciate a wide variety of opinions.
I also have a huge respect for the American farmer. It is a brutally hard life and most unfortunately often a no-win career. What I take offense to is the farm supply industry's attempts to force farmers to constantly buy new seed, petro-chemicals and fertilizers every year. I also believe that the verdict is still out on genetically engineered food. It may be the salvation of a hungry planet. It also may be damaging to our health. With Monsanto's track record, I choose to err on the side or caution.
Never think I have something against farmers. Without them, we could not sustain ourselves as a nation and world. The fact that I'm working to provide my family with a bit fresher and healthier fair means nothing in the grand scheme of things.
As for not posting folks comments, if it's not spam, and not simply saying "your site sucks", it gets posted. I care what readers think, even when they disagree with me (regular occurrence). I encourage the American Farmer that commented on the one post to read others before jumping to conclusions.
Other than that, it's a miraculous weekend. It's in the lower 70s and sunny. We just got back from a walk and boy is life grand!
Enjoy your garden!